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Mrs. Griffin from Norwalk CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy, Storage and Supplies

My students need pencils, glue, scissors, storage containers, listening center CDs and books.

  • $698 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need to read at level 6 at the end of the year to be on grade level. Some of my students have not yet discovered books that capture their imaginations. This could be the year that magic happens and they fall in love with books and make them lifelong readers. They love listening to books!

We are a kindergarten dual language classroom in a public school in Connecticut.

Our students are learning English and Spanish in our program. They are learning to read and write in both languages. Our students are motivated and excited to learn two languages! Many of my students receive free and reduced lunch.

My Project

First, I would use the individual book titles to teach a point to the class. My students would listen to a story at the listening center with a small group of friends and look for that teaching point. They would have the opportunity to discuss story elements, retell and ask questions about the story within the group. They would have to return to their seats to fill out a Listening Center Response sheet to rate and reflect on the story independently. They can decorate the response sheet with designs they cut out and glue onto the response paper. These skills correspond to the Common Core Curriculum RLK 1, 3, 4 and 7. The students would be able to listen, speak, write, cut and color during this activity. They would have the opportunity to speak with one another and then respond to the story individually. They would find the materials in the organizers. They would be able to write, cut out and glue their final story report.

Through these materials and this project, my students will be making judgments, arguments, providing evidence, and justification for their work.

They will be evaluating, questioning, synthesizing and creating a thoughtful response to literature. They will have the opportunity to work in flexible grouping, which will promote collaboration in multiple contexts, peer critique and eventually, collaboration beyond the classroom. If they learn these skills in kindergarten, they will be ready for life.

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Mrs. Griffin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE820X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
Avery Clear Application Permanent Glue Sticks, 1.27 oz, 6 per Pack (98073) • Amazon $7.19 10 $71.90
FF535 - Help-Yourself Storage Tub Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BX710X - Heavy-Duty Classroom Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
JJ877 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Size #2 Pencils Without Eraser, Box of 12, Yellow (13080) • Amazon $6.56 4 $26.24
Charles Leonard Inc. Pencil without Eraser, 13/32 Inches, Black, 12/box (65510) • Amazon $10.42 1 $10.42
JJ244 - Magnetic Display Shelves - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA758VT - Connect & Store Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 4 $19.96
AA758RG - Connect & Store Book Bin - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 4 $19.96
LL159 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Pointed-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Take Care of Our Earth (Steck-Vaughn Pair-It Books: Fluency Stage 4- Student Reader) • Amazon $8.10 1 $8.10
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
This Is Our World: A Story About Taking Care of the Earth (Little Green Books) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Weather Forecasting • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Weather Words and What They Mean • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Our Big Home • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
LL112YE - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
LL112GR - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
School Then and Now (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon $5.95 1 $5.95
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World • Amazon $5.34 1 $5.34
YB10RG - Lakeshore Storage Boxes - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
YB10RD - Lakeshore Storage Boxes - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
What I Like About Me! • Amazon $4.14 1 $4.14

Materials cost

$550.33

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$592.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.57

Total project goal

$697.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$697.14

2 Donors

-$555.00

Donations toward project cost

-$546.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$53.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$45.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$88.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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